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Numbers, units and arithmetic
Numbers, units and arithmetic

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3.14 Mixed numbers

In order to do arithmetic with mixed numbers like , it is often best to write them as a simple fraction, that is, one number over another.

Multiplication or division involving mixed numbers is done by converting them to fractions first.

Example 24

To enter on a calculator, you can input .

is called a ‘mixed number’.

Answer

In multiplication or division involving mixed numbers like , convert the mixed number to a (top heavy) fraction.